The transition from grade eight to grade nine is a daunting time for many students. But for students with learning disabilities (LDs), it can be a particularly challenging experience. In the Peel District School Board, Erindale Secondary School and Homelands Senior Public School have created a unique relationship to support the transition of all students, especially students with LDs.
In this video, educators, administrators, and students describe how Erindale helps ease the transition to secondary school through early engagement with parents and providing students with a combination of positive informal experiences and structured activities. By engaging parents and students early and often, every student can feel at home in their secondary school.